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Susie Taylor (Fefe Noir)
When life gives you dandelions, make a dandelion martini.
When life gives you dandelions, make a dandelion martini.

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Rhubarb Catch-Up
Summer has been so slow to get going, it seems the only thing growing out in the back yard is rhubarb.  Strangely, it's doing so well we can hardly use it all.  So to catch up, we made ketchup. Rhubarb ketchup is a thing of great beauty.  It looks good, it ...

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Smokes Like a Fish, Drinks Like a Chimney
There is something of a poetic nothern-ness in a sauce made with smoked fish and vodka. Sk å l!   Rose pasta sauce with smoked fish on homemade pasta.  Other than vodka, without the trimmings, is there a better way to get through the end of pantry and freez...

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The Moose Curry Experience Best of 2014
We like to think we learn a few new tricks every year.  We certainly make an effort to. Thanks to a good friend sending us bitters (some homemade!), we are beginning to really understand cocktails.  The Old Fashioned, however, wins the year.   The Best 2014...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Sangria is one of the most delicious drinks of the holiday season.  Use white wine for a crisp, new-years-y feel.   White wine sangria makes a great signature drink for your holiday cocktail party: fresh, crisp, boozy, and you can make the mix the day ahead...

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We're at the tail end of the summer food fishery.  If you've never had cod like this, you're missing out. In this ceviche, the cod and scallop are cooked by the acid in the liquid.  That means you don't have to heat up your kitchen; a bonus during the dog d...

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Stinging in the Rain
Using the same chemical weapon as fire ants, there's something just a little Day-of-the-Triffids about stinging nettles.  But not to worry, they're only dangerous until you cook them. Serve nettles cooked in red wine over fried polenta and top with some sha...

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The Oldest Cocktails You'll Ever Drink
When Fefe Noir and caribougrrl go foraging for prehistoric water, it's just the tip of the iceberg... It's a brilliant year for icebergs in our neck of the woods.  The more icebergs that drift down from Greenland, the more likely we are to find bits and pie...

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We All Like a Little Weed Now and Then
If you can't beat 'em... Seriously, you won't ever win.  The best thing you can do with dandelions is pull them out by the roots, then eat them. Cranberry Beans with Dandelion Greens It's getting close to the end of storage season, but sweet local carrots c...

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Worth Its Salt Fish
The classic pairing of salt cod and parsnip... turned pub grub. The classic coupling of salt cod and parsnip becomes a variation on the much-loved meal of fish & chips. Seed-Crusted Salt Fish with Parsnip & Carrot Chips for the fish: salted cod, center loin...

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Leftover Lentils Breakfast Pizza
Part salad, part sandwich, part eggs and toast... hard to pin down, but entirely moreish. (This is a Free Style entry into the Lentil Recipe Revelations Challenge : keep reading to find out how to help us win!) Use up leftovers from the fridge to make this ...
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